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Shouldn't be rusty yet, but check for damage caused by heavy towing.
Bushes wear with age, reducing ride quality and steering accuracy
Lots of strain on the joints, which need regular greasing, - Look for joint play and the sliding splines
Can be abused. - Look for scratched alloys, damaged tyres
Check for corrosion between steel and alloy panels - lower door panels are favourites. Also bulkhead below windscreen and around lower hinges, and examine the chassis
Sagging is a clue to a vehicle that's been used as a load lugger. Also bottoming out on speed humps
Can have a very long life, but only if the oil has been changed regularly. If it's black assume the worst. Also timing belt needs regular changing - ask seller when it was last done.
Should be good, but there are a lot of ball joints in the system, which can wear. The joint on the steering box drop arm is a common failure point.
Checks for signs of pitting.
Driver's seat cushion is liable to collapse, and it wears where driver slides in and out.